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June 2015 Archives

New technology could stop drunk driving before it starts

Residents of Texas who are concerned about drunk driving might be interested in new technology that could stop drunk driving by disabling the vehicle when the driver is intoxicated. A test car equipped with the technology was demonstrated in Washington, D.C., on June 4.

Drowsy driving may cause many accidents each year

Drivers in Texas may be unaware that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least 2.5 percent of fatal motor vehicle accidents are the result of drowsy drivers. An additional 2 percent of accidents in which people are injured are attributed to driving while fatigued. However, these numbers may be low because it can be difficult to determine whether or not a driver is drowsy.

The NTSB and collision avoidance systems

Drivers in Texas might be interested in learning about a recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board related to additional safety measures. The recommendation, presented in the form of a 60-page report that was recently issued, suggests that collision avoidance systems should be standard in all new commercial and passenger vehicles as they can help to save potentially thousands of lives per year.

Reasons for fatal car accidents in Texas

A recent study has revealed that the most common cause of fatal car accidents in most states is failure to stay in the proper lane, and this is the case in Texas as well. Other common causes of fatal car accidents in Texas include erratic or improper lane changes and police pursuit.